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Unlocking

Unlock Iphone 7

1: Seeker

good morning I bought a phone with your sim lock, I want you to take it away, what do I have to do? greetings

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17: Community Champion

Hi @Michaeldonuts  if you cannot ask the original owner to get the phone unlocked then you will need to use a Vodafone PAYG sim in the phone for 30 days, you will need to top it up and make some calls, send texts etc. This will then register the IMEI against your number on Vodafone systems. 

 

You then can apply to have the phone unlocked. 

 

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/vodafone-uk/forms/unlock-code-request/

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17: Community Champion

Just to add to @63johnw  excellent advice @Michaeldonuts 

 

An iPhone is not unlocked via inputting a Nuc {unlocking code} like other phone models are, but instead is unlocked remotely by Apple themselves and their Database.

 

So no actual Nuc is sent by Vodafone UK. 

 

The Vodafone Network lets a person know by email it's unlocking has been requested to Apple after accepting your Nuc online unlock request. (Please Check Spam Inboxes too) 

 

Please Note > The iPhone isn't actually usually unlocked to all networks at this stage when Vodafone email you. 

 

What happens is Apple then process the Networks request and occasionally this can take Apple approximately up to another 30+ days sometimes from Vodafone's email to complete an unlock request made by a Network. 

 

To complete the process please Periodically insert an active i.e. connects to mobile network data, alternative Networks Sim Card in the iPhone with hooking upto iTunes is only typically needed if its an iPhone 4 or older although it wouldn't harm to do so. 

From the iPhone 5 onwards there's not normally the need to hook up to iTunes to complete the process. 

When it's unlocked you should see a pop up message and the alternatives Networks name will show in the iPhone's status bar. 

Current Phone > Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B.

Samsung One Ui  / Pie.

 

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.

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